I think it's very fair to assume there are lingering effects, but in the sense that he's rusty, not that he's still in pain. It would be odd to give him more minutes if he still experiences pain in that toe, since I'd assume that heavier minutes would not help healing. If he's rusty, getting more minutes will help return to 100%.
On a different note, I really like Lloyd, he was very good considering it's his first game. He has very good size, was aggressive at both ends and had some nice rebounds in traffic. Competition was weak though, brown had his best game of the season as well.
For some reason you are completely ignoring how i provided information that it was more than just the toe. Turns out the whole left side of his body has felt the effects, as will happen.
Injuries are definitely a factor in VanVleet’s struggles. He missed four games early in the season with a sprained toe, but his injuries go beyond that. Nurse said if the Raptors had not been suffering from so many injuries already, VanVleet probably would have been given a game or two off this week. Instead, the Raptors will sit him down during practices for the short term — maybe two days in the Florida sun will speed up his recovery — and hope that is enough. If not, they will give him some games off, which would ideally come as the Raptors litany of wing players return to action. (Miles and Anunoby could return as soon as Tuesday in Orlando, while Powell is ahead of schedule with his injury.)
“It’s just nicks and bruises. There’s nothing structurally there. It’s just something I have to continue to keep working through, rehabbing and strengthening,” VanVleet told The Athletic after his scrum with reporters ended. “It’s funny because I had the toe and I had a foot and I had a hamstring and I had a back, and it’s all on the left side of my body. It’s like a chain reaction. If it’s not one thing, it’s something else. That’s something I’ve tried to work through this year. I’m obviously not playing at 100 percent at all. But that’s no excuse at all. I can still play better.”